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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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English Special Bitters are brewed as "session" beers, made to be consumed in quantity while in the company of good friends. Max Special Bitter has a slight caramel sweetness and smooth rich body balanced by a complex Fuggles hop finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4353) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $7.69 at Barrel and Barley in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a ever-so-slightly hazed, bright orange-gold body with a few fingers of white suds. Effervescent.

Smell: Agreeably citrusy, though scantly soapy with a varied range of spiciness, cut wood, and pepper. The malts underneath are understated, at best, with only present mild, subtle crustless bread notes.

Taste: Pale, wheat malts with a slight breadiness, light graininess. Very little sweetness. The addition of the white peppercorns is boosted by the earthy coriander, robust hopping, white ash aging, the orange peels, AND the alcohol. So, the spiciness hits and wraps around the tongue like an old slap bracelet. Lemony hops, also some tangy mango hints, and a slight grassiness. Medium-high bitterness. Drying, citric, bitter, and still fairly spicy on the finish, with a lingering spiciness and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation, sudsy mouthfeel overall.

Overall: Goes beyond complex and does become a bit jumbled.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Ahh, beer on a patio in early march. Thin white head, golden/copper body. nose is off-slightly heife up front. Past that lies some light caramel, bready malt, faint herbal English hop. Flavor is grassy, doughy malt, some phenols. Hoppy finish with a solid long lasting toasted male.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Light gold color with a creamy head. All ESB’s should be served on a hand pump. Light hop aroma and only slightly bitter. Way too malty. Finish is slightly dry but this stuff is just way too damn sweet.


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